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Thinking of designing the next Serpentine Pavilion? Five things you should know. PLUS five years of NCE coverage of the event

This year’s Serpentine Pavilion, deisgned by Madrid artists José Selgas and Lucía Cano, and created with the help of structural engineer Aecom, is now open in Hyde Park.

Here NCE shares five facts about the annual display:

  • The cost of the pavilion is always kept a strict secret
  • Timescales always present the biggest challenge. The final engineering design and detailing was this year turned around in a week and there was a construction period on site of only seven weeks
  • The structures have to be able to be rebuilt after spending the summer in Hyde Park. The pavilion on its current site closes to the public on 18 October
  • The pavilion, now in its 15th year, claims to be one of the top 10 most visited architectural and design exhibitions in the world
  • Previous architects of the pavilion include the world famous Daniel Libeskind and Zaha Hadid







VIDEO | The making of the 2015 Serpentine Gallery


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